Choricotyle sp. 3

Mendoza-Franco, Edgar F., Tun, Mariela del Carmen Rosado, Anchevida, Allan de Jesus Duarte & Rodriguez, Rodolfo E. del Rio, 2018, Morphological and molecular (28 S rRNA) data of monogeneans (Platyhelminthes) infecting the gill lamellae of marine fishes in the Campeche Bank, southwest Gulf of Mexico, ZooKeys 783, pp. 125-161: 125

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Choricotyle sp. 3


Choricotyle sp. 3  Figure 7E

Present study.

Haemulon plumieri  (new host)

Measurements (based on one immature specimen).

Body, 620 long, 200 width. Opisthaptor with eight narrow peduncles. Clamps 196 (157-225; 3) long, 184 (200-287; 4) wide. Buccal organ, each 36-38 long. Vas deferens, Ootype and Mehli´s gland, seminal receptacle, genito-intestinal canal, oviduct and total number of testes not observed.


Haemulon plumieri  was revealed to be simultaneously infected with Choricotyle  sp. 1, Choricotyle  sp. 2 and Choricotyle  sp. 3. Because all worms could not be identified, the data on infection rate in Choricotyle  sp. 1 relate to other two species, Choricotyle  sp. 2 and Choricotyle  sp. 3. A single specimen of this latter species collected from H. plumieri  was immature (less than one mm in total length). Reproductive organs were minimally or undeveloped to determine the specific assignment precluding resolution of the specimen as new or previously described. However, assignment of the current specimen to Choricotyle  is based on the morphological similarity of its haptoral sclerites to those of species of Choricotyle  described above on H. plumieri  .

Specimen deposited.

One reference specimen, CNHE (10620).